As Washington DC pedestrian accident attorneys, we are all too familiar with the risks faced by those who travel our area on foot. Many Washingtonians– and commuters in the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas–decide to forego the notorious Beltway traffic and walk to work. While this area can certainly make it relatively easy to get around without a car, there are, nevertheless, certain dangers posed, particularly at crosswalks. Drivers of all kinds of vehicles sometimes make reckless decisions, endangering the wellbeing and very lives of pedestrians at cross walks, on shoulders, and even on sidewalks. If this happens to you or anyone you know, you would be wise to consult with the Washington DC pedestrian accident lawyers at Cohen & Cohen, PC. Speaking with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney will help you fully understand your legal rights and options so you may decide on a course of action.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that in America, a pedestrian is injured every seven minutes. Every two hours, one is killed. Furthermore, pedestrians are 30% more likely to be struck by a moving vehicle in urban areas– like the Washington, DC metro area– than in rural areas. In recent years, more and more young professionals have moved to the area and have taken advantage of DC’s status as one of America’s “most walkable cities,” traveling on foot to work and to many of the area’s bustling activities. As these numbers rise, so does our concern. We at Cohen & Cohen, PC value the safety of pedestrians across Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia and will strongly advocate for those injured by reckless drivers.
There are many nuances that can affect a case: for instance, we all know that drunk driving is a crime. However, did you realize that a pedestrian’s sobriety at the time of the injury can also affect the outcome of a personal injury claim? When facing a pedestrian injury case, it is wise to enlist the services of an experienced Washington, DC pedestrian accident attorney, who can deftly navigate and analyze the many layers of the matter. Every case, like every client, is unique. Our attorneys, with several decades’ combined experience, are prepared for any variables that may affect the outcome of your claim. We will ensure you do not face this difficult period alone, and help to answer any questions you may have in the aftermath of your life-changing ordeal.
If you or a loved one has been injured while traveling on foot, you may be entitled to compensation. However, it will likely take the work of an astute and accomplished Washington DC pedestrian accident attorney to ensure you receive everything you deserve. Don’t take chances with your settlement. Schedule a free consultation with the lawyers of Cohen & Cohen, PC and begin your recovery process today.